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third party M42

HuntedDragon 9 118 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2009 12:25PM
ok, i received a pentocon f/1.8 50mm lens as a birthday prezzie, i've found two mounts that allow a bleep when focus is acheived (obviously manual contol only) so heres a direct question...

if i get the mount adapter will the lens naff the camera in any way?
(its a canon 300D)

side isues.... i aint a scared of manual control lol.. infact i'd say it's a loss of control (in a phlisofical way) to be dependent, or only having the option of 'manufacturers auto'.... sort of means theyre taking the picture for you..so... sounds like a good way to learn a bit, may even be fun, unless the camera suffers and stops me.

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chris.maddock 17 3.7k United Kingdom
19 Jul 2009 12:50PM
It shouldn't do any harm provided that nothing sticks further into the camera than a normal EF lens does.

Note that not all focus-confirm chips (the bit that makes the camera think there's an EF lens fitted in manual-focus mode and beep when focussed) are particularly reliable with regards to critical focus - you will need to test it to ascertain that it is accurate before relying on it.

The Fred Miranda forum site on the net includes an "Alternative Gear & Lenses" forum which is worth a read if you get "hooked" on using non-standard gear. Not sure that links to other forum sites are approved of here, but you'll find it easily enough via Google.

randomrubble 13 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2009 1:35PM
Proceed with care. Make sure the adapter catches the stop down pin as not all do. Also Not all M42 lenses are safe on full frame eos bodies but the 300D should be OK.
HuntedDragon 9 118 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2009 11:34PM
hey thank you...some disition time thinking to do.

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